Francesca's Amici

4.6
1092 reviews
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Francesca’s Amici opened in July 1999 and is the 6th restaurant in the Francesca’s Restaurant Group bringing downtown Elmhurst a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the freshly inspired cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Located in the heart of downtown Elmhurst, the restaurant is centrally located to Downtown Chicago and the Western Suburbs.

About the Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurant Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.
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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here. Everyone is so engaging and remember us. It makes us feel like part of the family!

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C
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious food and great services. I usually have a seafood dish and enjoy the preparations.
Have visited several times and always with good result.

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Naples
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent but very loud

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LK
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food taste never fail us to revisit for so many times ...

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CJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the service and food was excellent. The friendliness of the wait staff and bartender always is fantastic.

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I
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dined here recently. We have some special dietary needs and the server was especially accommodating. All of the food came out as ordered based on those special needs. Believe me when I tell you that sometimes food is not served as ordered in other restaurants. I appreciate not having to wait for my food to be remade!

Our dinners were delicious! I had the scallop special served over wild mushrooms and asparagus. My husband had the chicken romana. It is his favorite dish. The food was excellent, as always.

The restaurant was busy, but not overly crowded. Our server was excellent and attentive. It was a fabulous dining experience. We will return to dine again soon.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating a 60th birthday.

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RV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably THE best of the Francesca's in the Chicago land area.

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E
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great service. You really can't ask for anything more!! Love it here.

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E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend Francesca's. The Service is outstanding!!!

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We’ve been to Francesca’s many times. Recently the service has really fallen off. I don’t know if our server had too many tables or what but we waited and waited. She seemed to disappear

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Y
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We were shocked when the little 8” pizza came out looking and tasting like a mushy, frozen microwave pizza from 7-Then my mussels came in a thick sauce that looked and tasted like they opened a can of tomato paste and poured it on. What happened to this Francesca’s?! It was literally inedible. Sorry to have to say this, but someone should fix the food quick. I don’t think we can return.

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BN
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special setting to celebrate special moments. We enjoyed each and every course . The food is spectacular!

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C
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food choices are terrific, wonderful atmosphere. It’s one of our favorite restaurants!

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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Francesca's! Dennis is great!

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OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice we had reservations food and service top notch. Great place clean and friendly great happy hour😁

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal

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u
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Very average. Lots of tables open yet they stuck us in the back room. Food was bland and didn’t see our server very often. Would not go back.

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ZM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Cute place and service was good, but expected the food to be better. Haven't been to a Francesca's for years, but I remember the food being much better and expected more from a big chain restaurant that's been around. The food was just so-so. Not sure if the thermostat wasn't working but it was way too hot in the restaurant and they couldn't get it to cool off.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful. They took care of our family and made it a great dining experience

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LH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. The short rib pasta dish is outstanding and I love the deals offered by this location. In addition, the wait staff is superb.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great but this time my salmon was the best ever!

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CA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints wonderful meal with great friends

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c
Chicago
279 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the meal at Francesca’s was impeccable. The drinks were excellent. I had a negroni, my husband a manhattan, and our friends had a vodka martini and a scotch.
Appetizers for: we split the carpaccio. Our friends had the bruschetta and the fried calamari. For entrees, two of us had the rigatoni, one had the special ravioli, and my husband had the monkfish. He thought it was overdone, but still delicious. The men opted for ice cream for dessert, and I had my usual profiteroles. This is a restaurant that is reliable and that we frequent because of its consistency.

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r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Attentive service. Great Food. While somewhat expensive, it still presents good value.

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J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening with a group of friends was made exceptional by Francesca’s Amici — great food, reasonably priced excellent wine, outstanding service!

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were thrilled with the food, service and overall dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food fair prices. service was attentive and polite

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CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Setup a reservation for Valentines Day and you could tell they over booked. Never stayed for dinner. Left at 8:40 since we had not been seated. Our reservation was for 8:00PM.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Lobster bisque smelled terribly fishy and tasted as bad. Two of three entree orders were wrong. Food quality was poor overall. This is the worst of their locations. All others much better. We live in area and this location is average on its best days. Won’t be back.

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DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. One of the best around the western suburbs. Always great service and great food.

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We attended during the extended Restaurant Week dates and it was wonderful. Excellent service, delicious food. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like having dinner at a high end restaurant without the high end price.
Service and food was great!

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EP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To say that we absolutely love love LOVE this place is an understatement! The entire staff is like one big family! The staff, from the hostess desk to the waitstaff to the busboys, have a very long tenure... which speaks VOLUMES of the outstanding management team they've had in place for so many years!! It is our go-to spot for the BEST experience in food and service. I hope they are around for many many many more years in Elmhurst!!

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HE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We eat here frequently and the food is usually very good. Tonight both our meals were simply very bland. Kitchen had a bad night.

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Waiter service was excellent, food preparation and presentation was very good. Noise level was high making normal conversation difficult.
Menu selection choices above par.
Portions larger than expected and beverages selection excellent

This was an anniversary dinner and the surprise dessert was a nice finish

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OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location , service,and of course the food nice bar.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Reservation was for 5. They put us at a table for 4 then added a seat. I was jostled all night. Service was very poor. We were seated at 7:50 for a 7:30 reservation. We were almost the last patrons to leave the restaurant. The server did not check on us. Someone else brought food out. When we finally asked server to check on our food he did and it was brought out. However the salads had been sitting on our table for almost an hour before the entrees. No one ever came to remove salads.

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F
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been here several times... never disappointed. We love coming here since its just a few steps from York Theater. Service/Food on point, menu varied but not huge. Pasta/wine/crusty bread. Awesome!!

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